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Pois

Pois

See also: pois, POIS, POIs, pôis, põis, and pȯis

Translingual

Alternative forms

Symbol

Pois

  1. (mathematics, statistics) Poisson distribution

pois

pois

See also: Pois, POIS, POIs, pôis, põis, and pȯis

Finnish

Adverb

pois

  1. (of movement) away:
    • Hän meni pois.

Inflection

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French

Etymology

From Old French pois, from earlier peis from Latin pīsum, from Ancient Greek πίσον (píson).

Pronunciation

Noun

pois m (plural pois)

  1. pea

Derived terms


Interlingua

Adverb

pois

  1. afterwards

Italian

Etymology

From French

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /puˈa*/, /pwa*/

Noun

pois m (invariable)

  1. polka dot

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Old French

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *postius, from Latin postea, from postus.

Adverb

pois

  1. then (indicating chronological order)
  2. since

Descendants

Etymology 2

From earlier peis, from Vulgar Latin *pēsum, from Latin pēnsum.

Alternative forms

Noun

pois m (oblique plural pois, nominative singular pois, nominative plural pois)

  1. weight

Descendants

Etymology 3

From Latin pīsum.

Alternative forms

Noun

pois m (plural)

  1. peas (pulses)
Usage notes

The singular pois may not be attested; attestations of "un pois" all seem to refer to other definitions of pois.

Descendants

Etymology 4

See poi

Adverb

pois

  1. Alternative form of poi (little, not much)

Old Provençal

Etymology

Vulgar Latin *pos, from Latin post, postea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔjs/

Adverb

pois

  1. then

Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Portuguese pois, from Vulgar Latin *pos, from Classical Latin post (after). Compare with French puis and with Spanish pues.

Pronunciation

Adverb

pois (not comparable)

  1. so; then (in that case)
    Podemos, pois, terminá-lo.
    So we can finish it.
  2. emphasises a yes-or-no answer or an order
    Pois vai!
    Go!
    Pois sim.
    Indeed.

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pois.

Conjunction

pois

  1. because; for (by or for the cause that)
    Gostei do livro, pois ele foi interessante.
    I liked the book, because it was interesting.

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pois.

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